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Old 11-23-2004, 03:13 AM   #1
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Can anyone recommend good tires for the SLE?
ANyone have a BAD experience with certain tires?

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Michelin Pilot Sport A/* (ultra high performance all-season) - $197 per
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The stock Eagle RSA'* blow chunks....
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After driving one winter with the stock Goodyear RSAs that were on the car when I bought them, and virtually new - I got rid of them. I deal with a local tire wholesaler who lives and breathes tires. He recommended an "off-brand" called "Enterprise" that is made by a major tire manufacturer. I've been a lot happier with the dry and wet traction - with snow coming, I'll see what happens with that. If the car you get has the RSAs - you likely will not be happy with them.
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Go to the Tire Rack website. Lots of information regarding tires. They have a data base you can query for other folks opinions of tires, the cars they drive and their driving style.

http://www.tirerack.com/
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Michelin Pilot Sport A/* (ultra high performance all-season) - $197 per
That'* what I got
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Also good experience with my BFG Potenza RE750'* and they come in the optimum size, 255 50 ZR 17, identical to stock OD but 3/4" wider. Excellent traction
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Also good experience with my BFG Potenza RE750'* and they come in the optimum size, 255 50 ZR 17, identical to stock OD but 3/4" wider. Excellent traction
They are BRIDGESTONE...not BFG. I've thiink I've corrected you twice now on those, and I think someone else has too. Not a big deal, just gets annoying, especially if someone goes to buy the tire and can't find it because they have the wrong brand name.

I like my Bridgestone Potenza G009'*, and i've heard good things about the 750'* and 910'* (I think they're 910s). They are supposed to all be very good overall in dry, wet, and snow. I am impressed with mine so far, but I haven't driven in the snow with them yet so I'm not sure. Stock RSA'* suck. I also am impressed with the Pirelly P Zero Nero'* on the SSEi. They are rated well in all conditions also.

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I went to tirerack.com and they don't list a 255/50/17 for the Pilots. Guess that means I'm going with the Bridgestones.
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I went to tirerack.com and they don't list a 255/50/17 for the Pilots.
Correct the Pilots only come in the factory size
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